Today’s Topic: How has blogging and reviewing changed your reading habits? Do you read a genre now that you wouldn’t have tried prior? Or have you been turned off by a genre you used to love?
Blogging/reviewing hasn’t changed my habits that much. I’ve always been an eclectic reader which I why I named this blog Overflowing Bookshelves: my shelves are full of all different genres. I loved reading before I started reviewing and I still love it now. I love falling into a book and not coming up for air until the end. Reading is what keeps me going during the day and I love the fact that I’ve “meet” so many people through the blogging sphere.
The only thing that reviewing has changed is the fact that I will DNF a book. I used to fight through and read every book from cover to cover but now I’ve realized I don’t have the time to waste on books that I know I won’t like. Reviewing has forced me to read more and a byproduct of that is that I pick up on tropes really easily now. YA love triangles and insta-love have turned me off and have been the cause of me DNFing a book. Ultimately, I realized that forcing myself to finish a book isn’t helping anyone and can lead me to stop reading for fear that I’ll have to read a book I won’t like. Not anymore. Reading is pleasure for me and that’s how it will stay.
What about you? How have your reading habits changed because of blogging?